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One Vision Many Voices Film Series Presents Remarkable “Home” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 21:29

CUMBERLAND, Md. – The environment-themed film series of the One Vision Many Voices initiative continues Monday, Feb. 25, with “Home,” which takes an above-the-Earth view for a remarkable perspective on human impact. Filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand uses only aerial footage to provide an awe-inspiring view of Earth out of concern for its health. His tour of over 50 countries provides unique insight into the effects that humans have had on Earth.

This second of four films in a series that explores environmental issues relevant to the Appalachian region is part of One Vision Many Voices, a year-long celebration of Appalachian culture and community connections. Home will be screened at 7:00 p.m. in ACM’s Zimmer Theater. It and the remaining two films in the series, to be ...

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Frostburg State University to Again Take Part in RecycleMania PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Frostburg State University News & Media Services   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 12:03

RecycleMania logoRecycleMania is back in action as college campuses, including Frostburg State University, compete to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. Over a span of eight weeks, running through March 30 and alongside the NCAA basketball tournament, colleges and universities will take part in an exciting competition that increases recycling participation by students and staff, while raising awareness about waste reduction programs on campuses.

FSU participates annually in the Waste Minimization component of the RecycleMania competition. In 2012, the University came in among the top fifth of the 605 college campuses that participated, ranking 54th overall. FSU ranked above most Maryland colleges and universities, including Johns Hopkins, Towson University, ...

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 February 2013 12:06
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Natural Gas - Breaking News PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Roberts   
Monday, 04 February 2013 19:57

A prominent Eastern U.S. energy corporation on Friday sued a small town in Frederick County and state regulators that declined to consider a permit application on grounds that the company lacked proper zoning for its natural gas compressor station.

Dominion Transmission, Inc., part of a sprawling electricity and gas distribution company with operations across half the country, filed suit in a Baltimore federal court. It asserts that local “ordinances, rules, and regulations are preempted by federal law in their entirety, and are thus null and void as applied” to the facility Dominion wants to build on its pipeline near Myersville, Md.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December issued Dominion its permit to construct and operate the station. Myersville Town ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 11:09
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Frostburg State University Honored as a Tree Campus USA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Frostburg State University News & Media Services   
Friday, 01 February 2013 07:36

Frostburg State University has been honored as a Tree Campus USA, a national program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America Inc., which honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

To obtain this distinction, FSU met five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishing a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

“We are honored by the Tree Campus USA recognition,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter. “Providing hands-on learning opportunities ...

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New Report Warns of Fracking's Hazards PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Roberts   
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 17:39
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